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Shoutouts

Bostian exemplary citizens
The staff of Bostian Elementary recognizes the following students for standing out as exemplary citizens for December. These students have all gone above and beyond what is expected of them at school.
Kindergarten: Lonna Addison, Emory Taylor, Hailey Meckes, Billy Weddington, Maddie Lambert, Lillie Shapley, Mason Lemmonds, Shaun Pell, Emily Elliott.
First grade: Carys Roberson, Benjamin Stegall, Aiden Kirchbaum, Abbie Messer.
Second grade: Trevor Cross, Angelina Ochoa, Kara Goodman, German Mirafuentes.
Third grade: Zachary Barbee, Caitlin Brackett, Jordan Kirk, Cameron Dunn, Kyle Maynor, Kira Rymer, Victoria Post.
Fourth grade: Brooklyn Smith, Daniel Pell, Rilee Gurganious, Damian Sechler, Brooklyn Davis, Justin Cooper.
Fifth grade: Dylan Hamel, Chloe Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth Haff, Maranda Marcum, Austin Hardin, Connor Kuehl, Max Steele.
Coastal Carolina deanís list
Kayla M. Potts of Salisbury has made the deanís list at Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina for the fall 2010 semester.
Freshmen must earn a 3.25 grade point average, and upperclassmen must earn a 3.5 grade point average.
Knights of Character
Knollowood Elementary Schoolís Knights of Character for December have displayed the character trait of compassion. Kindness, humility, empathy, honesty and selflessness towards others describes compassion.
Knights include: Korbin Smith, Jessica Cournoyer, Cristal Figueroa Mejia, Gabrielle Wood, Ashley Galindo-Iraheta, Lane Holshouser, Paige Williams, Miguel Coreas, Eric Reyes-Hernandez, Admir Podzic, McKenzie Smith, Ashley Sierra, Isaac Diaz, Evelin Jaimes Velasquez, Caitlin Junda, Kaylissa Outlaw, Sandy Deras-Cruz, Daysun Davis, Trajan Corpening, Samantha PiŇa, Lindsy Hancock; Damaris Espinoza, Mikayla Summerall, Victoria Magana-Granados, Grace Williams, Anayey Delgado-Mejia, Dillon Lowder, Jose Rodriguez-Estrada.
Lees-McRaedeanís list
Brittany Bowers and Renee Roberson of Salisbury have made the deanís list for the fall 2010 semester at Lees-McRae College.
To qualify for the deanís list, the student must earn a semester grade point average of 3.5 or above.
Tourism scholarship
Lauren Duffy of Salisbury has received the 2010 ASTA Joseph R. Stone Scholarship by Tourism Cares, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the travel experience for future generations.
Each year, as part of the Tourism Cares Scholarship Program, the scholarships are presented to deserving travel, tourism and hospitality students from across the United States and Canada.
Duffy, a student at Indiana University, is pursuing a Ph.D. in leisure behavior, with a concentration in tourism management. She is expected to graduate in August 2012.
ěTourism Cares is proud to recognize Lauren by awarding this $2,500 scholarship for her dedication to her higher education in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry,î said Bruce Beckham, Executive Director of Tourism Cares.
ěIt is great to know that there are people and organizations that are dedicated to supporting tourism students both financially and professionally, and it is an honor to be selected for a 2010 Tourism Cares Scholarship,î Duffy said.
Additional honors Duffy has received include the 2008 Tourism Cares Dr. Tom Anderson Scholarship and a grant from the Leisure Research Institute of Indiana University in 2010.
Duffy developed an interest in the tourism industry while studying Outdoor Recreation Management during her undergraduate degree program. ěAfter my undergraduate studies, I focused on tourism for my masterís degree. The tourism industry has the capacity to improve quality of life and contribute to environmental conservation. I look forward to the opportunities of bridging the gap between research and practice by building relationships with professionals in the field and bringing service-learning opportunities to the classroom,î she said.
For more information about Tourism Cares, please visit www.tourismcares.org.

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